The people of Oklahoma remember the name 'Keating, for many things; but not everyone knew the policy efforts and political work of former governor, Frank Keating's brother, Dan.
Dan Keating has been a fixture in Tulsa and Oklahoma campaigns & initiatives. He was fearless and often took bold positions. At times he took a stand that brought a number of us to a befuddled reaction. But Dan remained committed to impacting our city, state & nation in a positive manner.
Dan was a man of substance and intellect. His perspective was not always understood by the rest of us; not even his closest family. Tulsa radio's Pat Campbell told his listeners, back in 2015; that he heard from Dan about the Donald Trump campaign for president. Dan was one of the leaders of the Oklahoma campaign. Now, this was at a time when very few believed Trump could win, and a lot of people saw a Trump nominee as a huge mistake.
Campbell said that he sent a text to the former governor about Dan's newest initiative.
Pat Campbell: "Frank, I heard that your brother, Dan; is supporting Donald Trump for president?"
Frank Keating: "Yes."
Pat Campbell: "Are you also supporting Trump?"
Frank Keating: "No."
The Tulsa World also posted Frank Keating's counterpoint thesis entitled "Anyone But Trump".